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OCTYLISOTHIAZOLINONE

 
This substance ranges from C to D depending on concentration/usage.
Asthma/Respiratory
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
Low Concern
 
Cancer
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of acute aquatic toxicity; skin irritation/allergies/damage; developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects
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A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency review classified octylisothiazolinone as very highly toxic to aquatic life.
 
high
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2007. Reregistration Eligibility Decision for 2-Octyl-3 (2H)-isothiazolone (OIT).
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency review classified octylisothiazolinone as a skin sensitizer.
 
some
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2007. Reregistration Eligibility Decision for 2-Octyl-3 (2H)-isothiazolone (OIT).
NTP Toxcast scored 1.5-2.5
 
some
 
EWG Toxcast Analysis - National Toxicology Program (NTP)
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency review found no evidence that octylisothiazolinone causes developmental effects.
 
low
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2007. Reregistration Eligibility Decision for 2-Octyl-3 (2H)-isothiazolone (OIT).
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency review found no evidence that octylisothiazolinone is mutagenic.
 
low
 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2007. Reregistration Eligibility Decision for 2-Octyl-3 (2H)-isothiazolone (OIT).
 
 
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